How To Apply

The objects of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are to promote culture, heritage and the arts for the public benefit. As well as providing Musical Theatre scholarships and supporting projects through The Architectural Heritage Fund, the Trustees welcome applications to support projects in the areas of culture, heritage and the arts and will consider funding towards projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives (please see link below to “qualifying projects / funding strategy page”).

Before starting your application, please make sure you have read the Qualifying Projects document very carefully, as this outlines our eligibility criteria and provides details of the type of work we are able to fund. All applicants must also ensure they read our Standard Terms and Conditions for Grants (please follow link below to Standard Terms and Conditions page)

As you can imagine we receive many applications and it takes time to consider and respond to each one. There are no closing dates, and we aim to respond within 5 to 8 months.

All applications to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation must be completed on line (please follow link below “Register as a Grant Applicant”.)

When you click on the “Register as a Grant Applicant” button, you will be asked to complete your contact details. All messages related to your application will be sent to the email address you provide in this registration process.

Once this has been completed, you will be emailed a link which will take you to an Online Preliminary Application Check. This consists of 7 questions and enables us to check whether your organisation and funding request fall within our current grant guidelines. Please refer to our Qualifying Projects document for more information.

Subject to successful completion of the Preliminary Application Check, you will be emailed a further link which will take you to a Grant Assessment Form. This constitutes the full application form and we have tried to make it as straightforward as possible.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Information on your organisation
  • Daytime contact details for yourself or someone within your organisation with whom we can discuss your application, if it is taken forward
  • An overview of the project or work you would like us to fund
  • Details of how your project will make a difference to people’s lives.
  • Information on how much you wish to apply for and the funding you have received/secured to date.

Therefore it may be helpful to have your funding plan with you when you complete the application.

If your project is short-listed for a grant, we may contact you to request more detailed information about your organisation and the specific request you have made. After receiving this information we shall let you know if we are able to take the application forward.

If your application is successful following short-listing, it will be presented to the trustees at their next available meeting. The Trustees aim to meet three to four times a year.

Finally, and as you can imagine, we receive many more applications which fall within the objectives than the Foundation is able to fund, so please do not feel too discouraged if you are unsuccessful.

We hope this is useful, and wish you luck with your application and future fundraising.

  • The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation was founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992. Click on the link below to visit Andrews official website